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August 1, 2017 5:15 pm

American and Israeli Companies Announce Cyber Defense Partnership

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) at Israel’s National Cyber Defense Authority facility. Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO. – The American cybersecurity company CyberReadyUSA this week announced a new partnership with the Israel Electric Company (IEC) to implement Israeli cyber defense technology for thwarting cyberattacks in America.

The deal, signed between CyberReadyUSA and IEC partner CyberGym, will see the construction and development of a cyber training facility in the U.S. that will educate public sector employees on methods for defending against cyberattacks. The facility is due to be constructed by the end of this year.

“ICE in general and CyberGym in particular are proud that an American company of the caliber of CyberReadyUSA, which offers services to a variety of customers in the field of cyber protection, have chosen to work with an Israeli company,” said IEC Chairman Maj. Gen. (res.) Yiftach Ron-Tal, Israel National News reported.

Israel’s standing as a global cybersecurity powerhouse was advanced earlier this year when the US House of Representatives passed legislation to improve American-Israeli cooperation in that sector. The United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017, which passed in the House Jan. 31, creates a cybersecurity grant program for joint research and development projects.

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